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Valuation
Property
Valuation
Homebuyer
Report
Building
Survey
Help you make a reasoned and informed decision
as to whether to proceed, reconsider or renegotiate on the purchase
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Identify potential problems
such as any repairs or replacements the property needs including inspecting roofs, chimneys and other surfaces on the outside of the building from ground level
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Can help you negotiate a better property price
Where problems are discovered or a lower valuation is given, buyers are enabled to negotiate a lower buying price
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Show traffic light ratings
which give you a green/amber/red condition of your property in an easy-to-understand format
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Prepare you
for potential costly repairs after you move in
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Completed by a RICS Surveyor
Surveyor Local’s national panel of surveyors are fully qualified and highly experienced chartered surveyors
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Independent valuation
gives you a professional valuation of the property, helping prevent you from paying too much for the property
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Exhaustive report
a more indepth survey on construction, issues and defects
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Appropriate for all properties
a suitable survey, irrespective of age, construction type, condition and level of modification
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Highlights urgent issues
Reports on any defects needing urgent attention
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Ongoing maintenance
Professional recommendations on repairs and maintenance
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Building reinstatement costs
Included for insurance purposes
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Appropriate for standard property types
Suitable for properties built later than1900 of standard construction (brick and tile)
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Appropriate for unusual property types
Suitable for a older, unusually constructed (e.g. thatch roof) or extensively modified properties (e.g. extended) or those in need of modernisation
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Advice for your solicitor
Observations that may impact the legal title investigation conducted by your solicitor.
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Which Property Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Ickenham

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if purchasing a property made of standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Ickenham

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Ickenham) is also carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this when buying a non standard , for example mundic properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Ickenham

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This report is often chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Ickenham and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Ickenham property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any alterations, you should you go for a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give you a thorough analysis of the Ickenham property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more information get a Ickenham Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Which Ickenham Surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding a garage) and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report in Ickenham will include a surveyor valuation and a cost of reinstatement as part of the report. To properly appraise the market value your surveyor will factor in local Ickenham market factors as well as other factors relating to the property for instance: state of repair Your Ickenham surveyor will also consider construction methods and use key assumptions e.g. the property isn't on a land fill site.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Please call for information. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation is also on the basis that there aren't any serious

legal problems such as no laws are broken by intended use of property. Advice should be sought from your solicitor.

Further Ickenham assumptions, such as use of communal facilities or problematic roads and access, are made in addition to local environmental problems like local Ickenham industrial considerations, also being considered.

Asbestos roof tiles

I suspect there could be quantities of white asbestos roof gutters in the home. What is asbestos, is there a danger and what does the surveyor do?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous material of several naturally occurring materials. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials for example rain water goods.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic resistance to chemical damage qualities and it may be found in gutters.

All forms are ultimately dangerous and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful on no account to disturb asbestos. Professional advice should be sought immediately.

Surveyors cannot confirm the existence asbestos on a Ickenham home survey. They will mention suspected asbestos during the Ickenham survey and should suggest further investigation.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about an infestation. What advice should we get?

Any questions about pests affecting a Ickenham building may not be asked by the lawyer. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. It may not be obvious that a building is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. As an example, cockroaches hide during the day, in light-fittings, beneath cracks in floor tiles or behind appliances. You may not spot them until moving in. Treatment for an infestation may include removal or excision of affected timber.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Ickenham and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Ickenham property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any alterations, you should you go for a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give you a thorough analysis of the Ickenham property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more information get a Ickenham Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Which Ickenham Surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding a garage) and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report in Ickenham will include a surveyor valuation and a cost of reinstatement as part of the report. To properly appraise the market value your surveyor will factor in local Ickenham market factors as well as other factors relating to the property for instance: state of repair Your Ickenham surveyor will also consider construction methods and use key assumptions e.g. the property isn't on a land fill site.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Please call for information. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation is also on the basis that there aren't any serious



legal problems such as no laws are broken by intended use of property. Advice should be sought from your solicitor.

Further Ickenham assumptions, such as use of communal facilities or problematic roads and access, are made in addition to local environmental problems like local Ickenham industrial considerations, also being considered.

Asbestos roof tiles

I suspect there could be quantities of white asbestos roof gutters in the home. What is asbestos, is there a danger and what does the surveyor do?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous material of several naturally occurring materials. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials for example rain water goods.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic resistance to chemical damage qualities and it may be found in gutters.

All forms are ultimately dangerous and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful on no account to disturb asbestos. Professional advice should be sought immediately.

Surveyors cannot confirm the existence asbestos on a Ickenham home survey. They will mention suspected asbestos during the Ickenham survey and should suggest further investigation.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about an infestation. What advice should we get?

Any questions about pests affecting a Ickenham building may not be asked by the lawyer. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. It may not be obvious that a building is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. As an example, cockroaches hide during the day, in light-fittings, beneath cracks in floor tiles or behind appliances. You may not spot them until moving in. Treatment for an infestation may include removal or excision of affected timber.

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